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Download Printable Year 1 Spelling Words Worksheets | Australian Curriculum

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Looking for great resources you can use to help your child improve their spelling ability? Not to worry, we’ve compiled 100 spelling words for Year 1 students in Australia and put together several worksheets for your child to work through!

We’ve covered a range of common sounds and spelling patterns in words so your child can practise their spelling across different areas.

If you’re keen to access our spelling worksheets, then keep scrolling!

Sample Year 1 Spelling Words for Students in Australia
English Skills
Download Your 100 Year 1 Spelling Words Worksheets

Looking for spelling worksheets for other year groups?

If you have a child in a different year group to Year 1, we’ve also got worksheets for them! Have a look at our spelling worksheets for the various year groups:

Year 2 | Year 3Year 4 | Year 5 | Year 6 | Year 7

Sample Year 1 Spelling Words for Students in Australia


Here’s a quick preview of our spelling worksheets for Year 1 students organised in the “look, say, cover, write and check” format!

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English Skills

Building vocabulary and developing reading comprehension are two important components of being able to communicate effectively. Throughout your child’s early years of primary school, these are skills that they’ll be learning to improve as they progress through their schooling.

Spelling goes hand-in-hand with these two skills, and we’ve got some tips to share to help you encourage your child to build these skills.


Why is it important to have a good vocabulary? It’s essential for language development and helps your child learn how to communicate effectively with others.

Being exposed to new words is how vocabulary can be built, but following that exposure, these words need to be repeated and used in a context in which your child can understand these words.

Vocabulary can be developed through:

  • Reading
  • Imaginative play
  • Educational TV shows

If you’d like to learn more about strategies you can implement to help strengthen your child’s vocabulary, head here!

Through our worksheets, your child will encounter some new words but also ones they are familiar with. The repetition of writing and saying words aloud will help them remember the words, and in turn, build their vocabulary!

Perhaps when completing the worksheets, you might even get your child to use words in a sentence.

Reading Comprehension

In Year 1, your child will begin to become autonomous with their reading — but it’s important to still be guided through the texts that they read in order to ensure that they actually understand what they are reading.

If they aren’t comprehending what they are reading, the words are just meaningless and the content isn’t being absorbed, so it’s essential to talk about what your child is reading with them!

Actions to implement while they are reading include:

  1. Have them read aloud
  2. Look for clues in the story
  3. Re-read the book
  4. Discuss what you are reading

How to Improve Child Reading Comprehension - Strategies

By implementing these actions, your child will be more engaged with the text and will more likely remember what they’ve read!

To learn more about reading comprehension, check out our tips here!

Download Your 100 Year 1 Spelling Words Worksheets

If 20 spelling words isn’t enough for your child to practise with and expand their vocabulary, we highly recommend downloading our spelling worksheets below!

You’ll have access to 100 Spelling Words for Year 1 students in Australia using the “look, say, cover, write and check” technique to study.

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Jessica Loch is a K-6 English Resource Designer at Art of Smart in her second year at the University of Sydney studying Primary Education. She is passionate about learning and helping young students to grow and improve.

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